Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Nov 2005 17:51 UTC, submitted by AdriAn Avila
Novell and Ximian Rumors circulating that Novell is going to kill off its popular Linux desktop lines are completely false. [However,] Novell is making one large strategic change. The GNOME interface is going to become the default interface on both the SLES and Novell Linux Desktop line. KDE libraries will be supplied on both, but the bulk of Novell's interface moving forward will be on GNOME. "The entire KDE graphical interface and product family will continue to be supported and delivered on OpenSuSE."
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RE[5]: paying
by dsmogor on Sat 5th Nov 2005 22:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: paying"
dsmogor
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2005-09-01

QT licencing doesn't have anything with KDE per se but it limits its attractiveness as a third party developers platform and that's wkat SUSE cares about. Also the fact that Redhat pushes GNOME and if not defacto platform for linux ISV's has something to it. I will be much easier to thighly integrate their Redhat products into Suse desktop and thus lower entry barrier to supporting Suse as well.

Sure, you could run Gnome apps on KDE but there are still performance and integration issues in this approach.

Nevertheless that's sad as KDE really seems much cleaner and powerfull framework by now and if plasma guys deliver it could also take the lead on usability front.

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RE[6]: paying
by on Sat 5th Nov 2005 22:53 in reply to "RE[5]: paying"
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> KDE per se but it limits its attractiveness as a third
> party developers platform and that's wkat SUSE cares
> about.

That's not entirely correct. SUSE was a KDE centric distro since day one of KDE's existence and they still keep pumping money into the project. They hired a few KDE developers and they still work on it (as internal circles say even after these few articles). If SUSE had cared about the things you mentioned then they would have left the KDE desktop environment years ago. But KDE is one of they key selling thing that made SUSE so popular or how can you explain SUSE have such a big and great name even across the sea in USA ? It's not just their server support but also their great distribution that made many users happy. Even in our school they sell SUSE mainly because of KDE. KDE is one of the key elements they teach here in every Linux courses (which costs a shitload of money by the way).

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